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Web 2.0 Needs Identity Say Bryan Appleyard And Oliver Kamm Of The Times

by | 22nd, April 2007

READ all about how terrific the Times is in, er, the Times and Sunday Times.

Bryan Appleyard is talking about Web 2.0. He says: “Freedom has its uses, I’m a blogger and I say what I like. But, in the end, Web 2.0 will only be good for us if, somehow, it succeeds in evolving towards an identity-based discourse. All else is mere anarchy.”

Bloggers and blogs need identity to establish authority. Without authority, Appleyard says, there is anarchy. Just get a load of Daniel Finklestein’s blog.

Appleyard of the Sunday Times says Finklestein’s blog is “the best blog in Britain”. You can read it in the, er, online Times.

And then there’s the Sunday Times’ review of BBC TV’s Supersize Me. AA Gill writes that it’s star, the desperate-be-heard daddy’s boy Giles Coren – son of Alan Coren (Times columnist) – is “personable, clever, funny, decent and charming”.

His programme was tripe and onions.

Applyeyard of the Sunday Times quotes “fundamental” and “big” Oliver Kamm of the, er, Times saying blogs are “purely parasitic of the stories and opinions that traditional media provide.

Who needs the egotism of bloggers with the Times around?



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